Crop Protection

SPEAR-Lep recognized in 2021 Crop Science Awards

The Crop Science Forum & Awards 2021 recognizes excellence in the crop protection and production markets. The year 2021 marks the 14th installment of the annual event and this year Vestaron was awarded Best New... more »

IR-4 Project backs continued neonicotinoids use in specialty crops

The IR-4 project established by the USDA provides information to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to support use of neonics imidacloprid, thiamethoxam and clothianidin in specialty crops such as fruits, vegetables and nuts; analysis concludes... more »

Washington tree fruit group’s 2021 Apple Pesticide Residue Study Report set

Since 2011, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has conducted studies in apple and cherry to generate residue data for commonly used pesticides to help Washington growers make more informed choices about their spray programs.... more »

Supplemental assessment issued by APHIS for spotted lanternfly

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has completed a supplemental environmental assessment (EA) required under the National Environmental Policy Act for its spotted lanternfly program. This supplemental EA covers the same activities addressed... more »

Vestaron, Cohort Wholesale to bring Spear-Lep to Canada

Vestaron Corp. and Cohort Wholesale have established a partnership that will see Cohort Wholesale lead the Canadian commercialization of Vestaron’s Spear-Lep Insecticide. Using the power of peptides, Spear-Lep Insecticide introduces new technology with a unique... more »

BioSafe Systems welcomes Jessica Stotz in Great Lakes region

BioSafe Systems’ agriculture division has announced the addition of another new technical representative for 2021. Jessica Stotz will be serving the Great Lakes’ region from her home state of Michigan. She earned her degree from... more »

Value of IPM shown in Purdue study of corn, watermelon

Many farmers rent bee hives to pollinate crops, but they could tap into the free labor of wild bees by adopting an as-needed approach to pesticides, a new proof-of-concept study shows. A multiyear study of... more »

Biobest appoints COO Karel Bolckmans as chief technology officer

Biobest announced Nov. 4 that Karel Bolckmans, currently chief operating officer, will soon take up the new position of chief technology officer. As chief technology officer, Bolckmans will focus on development of new products and... more »

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